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It’s Tuesday — Who are you taking to watch the State of the Union speech tonight?
Alternate-side parking: Suspended today for the Lunar New Year, back in effect tomorrow.
Yes, we’ve gone from the freezing cold to iced-coffee weather in a New York minute.
But no, this is not an immediate sign of the end of days.
Yesterday the temperature hit 61 degrees. Today it’s expected to do the same. That’s quite a change from the polar vortex that passed through last week, bringing near-zero readings.
For many people — particularly the folks who have to work outdoors — the warmth is a welcome reprieve. They don’t have to suit up in layers for work. For the rest of us, it’s so nice you could sunbathe on your fire escape or at a park.
So, why the big change?
“It was just a different air mass,” Carlie Buccola, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said of the polar vortex. “Now we have a different air mass that is not originating in the Arctic, so it’s warmer.”
This temperature whipsaw is “not uncommon,” she said. Same thing happened last winter.
On Jan. 7 last year, it was 5 degrees. Five days later, the mercury hit 61.
The downside of these sudden jumps (aside from wardrobe confusion): potholes.
“This week we’re looking at an increase” — maybe 10 to 20 percent more new potholes than last week — said Joseph Carbone, the pothole chief of the city’s Department of Transportation.
Mr. Carbone, who has personally filled many potholes during his 33 years at the D.O.T., said they are “mainly driven by the freeze and thaw cycles.”
Water gets into crevices, expands when it freezes and then thaws, leaving behind a larger crevice. Ride on top of that, and boom — you’ve got the makings of a pothole. (And it’s not just water that gets into the crevices, but also “melting agents” like salt and sand.)
Those agents “also melt the ice underneath” the roads and “create an additional cycle,” Mr. Carbone said.
So, go for a stroll, but don’t step in a pothole.MoMA will close for four-month renovation
Don’t plan to visit the Museum of Modern Art this summer. It’s closing for renovations that will put a new focus on work by women and artists of color, my colleague Robin Pogrebin reports. The results will shake up every gallery.Best of The Times
Judge to visit troubled Brooklyn federal jail: A half-dozen other judges are also looking into the jail, where heat and power failed.
MS-13 and a subway shooting: Police say the man they arrested after a shooting on a Queens subway platform was a member of the Central American street gang.
Resistance to Amazon: The Senate has tapped a vocal critic of Amazon to sit on a state board that could kill the company’s expansion in the city.
Takeaways from the El Chapo trial: Drug dealers like plastic surgery. Corruption in Mexico is worse than you think. And his drug cartel felt like “Game of Thrones.”
Curtains for “The Band’s Visit”: The show that won 10 Tony Awards will end its Broadway run on April 7.
[Want more news from New York and around the region? Check out our full coverage.]
The mini crossword: Here is today’s puzzle.
Slashed in the face: Before the attack, the victim said that her attacker “said I was pretty, then asked me if I was scared.” [Daily News]
Foie gras ban? A city councilwoman wants to bar restaurants from serving it, and added, “This is truly a luxury item.” [New York Post]
Goose chased: A goose that ran onto the subway tracks in Brooklyn was safely removed. [@JeffWilen]
Remember when the Mona Lisa arrived at the Met? It was 56 years ago yesterday. [Instagram.com/MetMuseum]
Outside job: An assemblyman worked for a consulting firm while in office before publicly declining the job. [Politico NY]
Listen to live jazz at FourFiveSix in East Williamsburg. 7:30 p.m. [Free]
Play ’90s “Simpsons” trivia at Gutter Bar. 7 p.m. [Free]
— Derek Norman
Events are subject to change, so double-check before heading out. For more events, see the going-out guides from The Times’s culture pages.And finally: Celebrating the Year of the Pig
Today is the first day of the Lunar New Year. That’s a particularly big deal in New York City, which claims to have the largest Chinese population of any city outside of Asia.
To celebrate, there are a number of festivities.
Today, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., is the Firecracker Ceremony and parade at Sara D. Roosevelt Park, by Grand Street in Chinatown.
Also, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a children’s book reading, exhibition and workshops at the Museum of the City of New York. [Suggested admission: adults, kids]
[Our colleagues in the Arts Section have a roundup with seven other events, including concerts, dance performances and film screenings.]
Feb. 17 is the Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival, starting at Mott and Canal Streets, at 1 p.m.
This year: It’s the Year of the Pig, an animal that symbolizes wealth and fortune.
The back story: The Chinese zodiac is represented by a dozen animals, each of which has a unique personality.
How did these animals come to be? The zodiac has its roots in an ancient story. One children’s book that explains it is “The Race for the Chinese Zodiac,” which The Times reviewed in 2014.
According to that story, heaven and earth were ruled by the Jade Emperor, who held a competition: The first 12 animals to finish a race to cross a river would be rewarded by having a year dedicated in their honor. Large animals like the horse and the tiger easily made it across. Smaller animals, like the rat and the cat, hitched a ride on the back of the ox. As the story goes, in the center of the river, the rat kicked the cat overboard.
What does that matter? Well, 2020 is the Year of the Rat, and there is, sadly, no year of the cat, ever.
Sarah Harrison Smith wrote in her Times review of “The Race” that “what makes the zodiac different from many such stories, however, is that bad behavior — like Rat’s — isn’t penalized. Cat loses his place in the zodiac despite being the victim of Rat’s duplicity; the Jade Emperor does not intervene.”
It also explains why, to this day, cats hate rats.
It’s Tuesday — be kind to the cats in your life.Metropolitan Diary: Many paths
I was sitting in a terminal at La Guardia Airport waiting for a flight to Buffalo. The area was hot, crowded and stuffy. People were sitting wherever they could.
I dozed off. When I opened my eyes I saw a nun sitting at a table across from me. She was looking at me.
“I do not know what path to follow,” she said.
“There are many paths,” I said. “Just choose one.”
“I don’t know why I am reading this book,” she said.
“Because it is a distraction,” I said. “And we all need distractions.”
“What should I do now?” she asked.
“Just put one foot ahead of the other,” I said.
And then my plane was called.
— Raymond Vegso
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青海快了开奖结果查询【日】【复】【一】【日】，【年】【复】【一】【年】。 【大】【学】【所】【有】【的】【时】【光】，**【苏】【就】【像】【在】【追】【逐】【一】【道】【不】【属】【于】【她】【的】【阳】【光】。 【毕】【业】【那】【天】，【她】【带】【着】【亲】【手】【织】【的】【围】【巾】【跑】【到】【了】【他】【所】【在】【的】【系】【别】。【看】【着】【别】【人】【与】【他】【相】【谈】【甚】【欢】，**【苏】【默】【默】【地】【退】【了】【一】【步】【又】【一】【步】。 【只】【因】【为】【他】【看】【到】【自】【己】【的】【时】【候】，【几】【乎】【很】【少】【带】【有】【笑】【意】。【她】【不】【希】【望】【大】【学】【结】【束】【的】【最】【后】【一】【天】，【他】【看】【到】【自】【己】【仍】【然】【不】【开】【心】
【全】【市】【最】【好】【的】【私】【立】【医】【院】【里】，【顶】【层】【加】【护】【病】【房】。 【江】【眠】【眠】【身】【穿】【着】【病】【号】【服】，【躺】【在】【白】【色】【的】【病】【床】【上】，【还】【在】【昏】【迷】【着】，【手】【指】【上】【的】【心】【脏】【监】【护】【器】，【偶】【尔】【发】【出】【有】【规】【律】【的】【声】【音】。 【傅】【靳】【寒】【坐】【在】【床】【边】，【一】【双】【眼】【眸】【一】【眨】【不】【眨】【的】【注】【视】【着】【病】【床】【上】【的】【少】【女】，【脸】【色】【冷】【峻】【而】【严】【肃】。 【他】【的】【嘴】【唇】【紧】【紧】【的】【抿】【着】，【周】【身】【环】【绕】【着】【一】【股】【生】【人】【勿】【近】【的】【冷】【酷】【气】【息】，【眼】【睛】【下】【面】【两】
【太】【上】【宗】，【威】【震】【整】【个】【红】【尘】【世】【界】。 【能】【够】【和】【太】【上】【宗】【比】【斗】【的】，【只】【有】【一】【个】【大】【般】【若】【院】。【两】【者】【争】【斗】【多】【年】，【一】【直】【都】【没】【有】【分】【出】【胜】【负】。 【所】【以】【太】【上】【宗】【执】【掌】【大】【易】【皇】【朝】，【而】【大】【般】【若】【院】【则】【执】【掌】【红】【尘】【世】【界】【的】【另】【外】【一】【半】。 【他】【们】【两】【个】【宗】【门】，【就】【好】【似】【两】【个】【巨】【山】，【压】【的】【普】【通】【宗】【门】【难】【以】【喘】【过】【气】【来】。 【这】【一】【次】，***【的】【死】【虽】【然】【对】【太】【上】【宗】【有】【一】【定】【的】【打】【击】，
【各】【位】【书】【友】，《【都】【市】【之】【至】【尊】【帝】【主】》，【到】【这】【里】【就】【暂】【时】【告】【一】【段】【落】【了】。 【结】【尾】【算】【是】【比】【较】【开】【放】，【新】【的】【征】【战】，【还】【在】【等】【着】【夏】【禹】，【新】【的】【挑】【战】，【新】【的】【世】【界】，【也】【在】【等】【着】【他】。【诸】【天】【盛】【宴】【之】【后】，【将】【会】【开】【启】【更】【加】【波】【澜】【壮】【阔】【的】【大】【时】【代】，【还】【有】【很】【多】【英】【雄】【故】【事】。 【这】【些】，【都】【可】【以】【发】【挥】【你】【们】【的】【想】【象】。【仙】【凰】【就】【不】【用】【继】【续】【写】【那】【么】【多】【了】，【精】【力】【和】【现】【实】【各】【种】【原】【因】，【这】
【叶】【新】【绿】【看】【的】【却】【是】【眼】【皮】【突】【突】【一】【跳】。【这】【个】【看】【起】【来】【如】【此】【阳】【光】【明】【媚】【且】【俊】【美】【诱】【人】【的】【少】【年】，【在】【原】【主】【的】【记】【忆】【中】【印】【象】【极】【为】【深】【刻】。【他】【就】【是】【折】【磨】【原】【主】、【让】【她】【生】【不】【如】【死】【最】【终】【又】【选】【择】【自】【杀】【的】【那】【个】【血】【族】。 【他】【是】【当】【今】【最】【强】【的】【血】【族】【之】【一】，【王】：【特】【米】【尔】*【塞】。【他】【是】【一】【个】【混】【血】【儿】，【还】【有】【一】【个】H【文】【名】【字】：【米】【欢】【年】。 【他】【和】【小】【西】【红】【柿】【一】【样】，【可】【以】【不】【做】【任】【何】【防】【护】青海快了开奖结果查询【就】【连】【杜】【若】【都】【听】【的】【一】【愣】。 “【这】【乐】【念】【怎】【么】【回】【事】，【这】【是】【阵】【前】【倒】【戈】【了】【吗】？”【业】【小】【花】【听】【的】【喜】【笑】【颜】【开】，“【她】【这】【决】【定】【可】【真】【是】【太】【好】【了】，【大】【祭】【司】【法】【印】【就】【在】【花】【魂】【堂】【里】，【等】【重】【启】【了】【法】【印】，【咱】【们】【来】【花】【鬼】【界】【的】【任】【务】【可】【就】【完】【成】【一】【大】【半】【了】！” 【杜】【若】【回】【过】【神】【没】【好】【气】，“【我】【倒】【希】【望】【这】【是】【真】【的】。”【可】【那】【有】【那】【么】【简】【单】？ 【果】【然】，【陆】【陆】【续】【续】【回】【过】【神】【的】【长】【老】【们】
【迎】【亲】【队】【伍】【的】【人】【儿】【从】【街】【头】【排】【到】【街】【尾】，【个】【个】【一】【身】【红】【衣】，【场】【面】【何】【其】【壮】【观】。 【路】【旁】【皆】【是】【维】【持】【秩】【序】【的】【士】【兵】，【涌】【动】【的】【人】【群】【络】【绎】【不】【绝】，【比】【肩】【继】【踵】，【个】【个】【的】【注】【意】【力】，【都】【放】【在】【走】【在】【最】【前】【头】【的】【那】【位】【明】【俊】【公】【子】【的】【身】【上】。 【沈】【寒】【一】【身】【大】【红】【直】【裰】【婚】【服】，【一】【头】【黑】【发】【用】【鎏】【金】【冠】【束】【在】【发】【顶】。 【这】【样】【盛】【装】【打】【扮】【的】【他】，【整】【个】【人】【看】【起】【来】【洁】【净】【而】【明】【朗】。 【他】【骑】
【告】【别】【了】【景】【大】【少】【和】【顾】【九】【爷】，【迎】【来】【了】【卿】【三】【爷】【和】【原】【浅】【浅】【的】【新】【文】《【三】【爷】【你】【画】【风】【又】【歪】【了】》【已】【发】，【身】【份】【神】【秘】【的】【纨】【绔】【大】【少】【和】【王】【牌】【修】【复】【师】【的】【故】【事】，【双】【重】【生】【虐】【渣】【酸】【爽】【宠】【文】，【欢】【迎】【各】【位】【小】【公】【举】【们】【去】【收】【藏】【投】【票】【评】【论】【五】【星】！【直】【接】【搜】【索】【辛】【小】【作】【或】【者】【书】【名】【即】【可】。 【相】【遇】【是】【缘】【非】【浅】，【相】【伴】【是】【情】【已】【深】。【希】【望】【我】【们】【能】【在】【新】【书】【那】【里】【相】【遇】【相】【伴】！【等】【你】【哟】！ --